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Pastor Says His 19-Acre Mansion is A ‘Gift from God’

October 31, 2013

If you ever find yourself wondering how your pastor got an expensive mansion, don’t worry:  He’ll assure you that God wanted it that way.
Elevation Church Pastor, Steven Furtick, defended his new 16,000 square foot home, which has drawn media attention for being so massive.   The house cost a bundle of cash and is pretty massive, but he says that God and Jesus are ok with it.
“My wife and I made a decision, and we built a house,” he said. “It’s a big house, and it’s a beautiful house, and we thank God for it …. We understand everything we have comes from God.”
Strangely, the pastor had recently told his congregation that the house was “not that great,” but it appears that he was understating its size and value.   His church has 12,000 people and there are others who can watch via live stream.
The home is worth $1.6 million and on 19 acres of land.  But the pastor got the home for a steal, paying just $325,000 for it.  That’s still pretty good for a 33-year old man.   He says that he is paying for the home with income from books he has written and plans to write in the future.
“I’m sorry for the uncomfortable conversations you had to have this week,” Furtick said to the congregtaion.
“I have always tried to make this a church where you could be proud of your church,” he said.
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